Notice of School Closure - 12th March 2019
An announcement was made on the 12th March 2020 by the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD of the closure of schools, pre-schools and further and higher education settings, for a period until 29 March 2020, to support efforts to contain the spread of Covid-19. This will take effect from 6pm this evening, Thursday 12 March. This is in line with the advice of the National Public Health Emergency Team
Moyne Community School is therefore closed to pupils. All pupils have been advised to bring home books and copies to continue their studies. Each pupil has an Office 365 account which they should use during the course of this closure. They have been assigned to subject TEAMS on this platform and teachers have put up work for pupils to cover. Teachers will continue to communicate with pupils on this platform and to support their learning.
We will contact parents via our text messaging service with any information and updates we become aware of. Parents are asked to ensure that your mobile phone details are up to date. Any changes should be notified to the school.
Statement from the Department of Education and Skills -24th March
From: Department of Education and Skills
All schools, pre-schools and further and higher education settings will remain closed to students until 19 April 2020.
The decision has been taken following advice from the NPHET (National Public Health Emergency Team) as part of efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19
All young people and children are urged to practice social distancing, and to minimise physical contact to keep themselves and others healthy and to limit the spread of infection. This should include minimising social contact, avoiding meeting up and keeping physical space of two metres between each other. Parents and guardians are urged to support young people and children to follow those simple guidelines.
Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh TD said:
"This is an extremely difficult time for everyone, not least students and their parents.
"The decision to keep schools closed until after the Easter break is based on public health advice. It is a hugely important aspect of our continued effort to limit the spread of COVID-19.
"My message to students facing exams is that they should keep focused, keep working and try, as much as possible, to prepare as normal for the state exams. We are doing everything in our power to make sure those exams happen.
"Teachers and students have answered the call to remote learning with exceptional flexibility and adaptability. You are all a credit to the education system.
"I am also deeply conscious of significant work being done to ensure continuity of learning across our higher and further education institutions. The impact of emergency measures has not stopped education, it has inspired innovation and we are indebted to all those continuing to provide education in these trying times.”
Contacting the School
For the H&S of our clerical and admin staff the office will only be manned for limited times. Should you wish to contact the school please use our email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you as soon as possible
Concerns Re: State Examinations
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